Keene Housing Authority

831 Court Street, Keene, NH, 03431
(603)352-6161



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About Keene Housing Authority

The Keene Housing Authority was established in 1965 by resolution of the City Council of Keene, New Hampshire.

A five member Board of Commissioners was appointed by the Mayor of Keene to govern the Authority. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency.

The Keene Housing Authority is committed to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to residents of the Monadnock Region, while at the same time meeting the needs of family, and elderly households. Toward this end, a vast array of programs and services are offered including Public Housing, Section 8 Voucher Program, Congregate Housing Services Program, Resident Self Reliance Program, and the Housing Assistance Coupon Program.

Additionally, the City of Keene.s Community Development Block Grant Program is administered by the Authority. Keene Housing Authority has also administered grants for Cheshire County on several occasions.

Alliances and partnerships have been formed with other organizations within the region to improve the quality of life and resident self-reliance. The Keene Housing Authority owns and operates 215 units for elderly or disabled and 142 family housing units. Rental assistance is offered through the Section 8 Voucher Program and the Housing Assistance Coupon Program.

Through federal, state, and private grant programs, the Keene Housing Authority contributes almost $5,000,000 to the local economy and pays over $250,000 in property taxes to local communities annually.

In 1997, Keene Housing Authority was selected as one of 21 housing authorities for participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Moving to Work Demonstration Program.

The Spectrum Program allows the Authority to move beyond traditional bricks and mortar housing. The Keene Housing Authority seeks to be innovative and creative in developing programs that meet the needs of the community.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Keene Housing Authority is, directly or in collaboration with others, to provide and/or advocate for:

Decent, safe and affordable housing for individuals, families, elderly and disabled persons of low to moderate income within the Monadnock region;

And; to provide and/or advocate for

Any and all services and programs that will assist in improving the social and economic welfare of such individuals and families.

Program Summary for Keene Housing Authority

Keene Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Keene Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Keene Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Keene Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Keene Housing Authority is located at 831 Court Street, Keene, NH, 03431 and serves the city of Keene. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Keene Housing Authority at, (603)352-6161 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Keene Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Keene Housing Authority is currently Open


2020 Income Limits for Cheshire County, NH

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Cheshire County, NH:

Median Income
$86,500
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $30,300
  • $34,600
  • $38,950
  • $43,250
  • $46,750
  • $50,200
  • $53,650
  • $57,100
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $18,200
  • $20,800
  • $23,400
  • $26,200
  • $30,680
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $48,450
  • $55,400
  • $62,300
  • $69,200
  • $74,750
  • $80,300
  • $85,850
  • $91,350

2017 Fair Market Rents for Cheshire County, NH

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Cheshire County, NH:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$677 $807 $1033 $1338 $1469



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Brattleboro Housing Authority Brattleboro Housing Authority Brattleboro VT 187 284 Open 16.59 Miles Contact
Winchendon Housing Authority Winchendon Housing Authority Winchendon MA 945 540 Open 22.9 Miles Contact
Springfield Housing Authority Springfield Housing Authority Springfield VT N/A N/A Open 24.81 Miles Contact
Athol Housing Authority Athol Housing Authority Athol MA 802 366 Open 25.85 Miles Contact
Franklin County Regional Housing Authority Franklin County Regional Housing Authority Turners Falls MA 579 N/A Open 27.65 Miles Contact
Claremont Housing Authority Claremont Housing Authority Claremont NH 140 96 Open 27.95 Miles Contact

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Keene Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
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Cheshire County Quick Facts

Population: 76,115
Persons Per Household: 2.36
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 23.5%
Homeownership Rate: 71.3%
Housing Units: 34,681
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,874
Median Household Income: $55,155